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Caliper Brake Suggestions?
I am looking for suggestions for a particular caliper brake set-up. I prefer right-hand front brake actuation and I am setting up an aero lever and cable arrangement with the cables under the handlebar tape. With the RH brake lever going to the front caliper, most side-pull calipers (ie Campy NR, etc) have the cable on the right-hand side, which makes the cable coming out from under the tape make a hard bend down to the caliper. I would rather have a gentler bend with the cable going to the LH side of the caliper, opposite the RH brake. Does that make sense? I already use modern, slick cables.
I have one set of Shimano 600 brakes with the cable on the opposite-of-normal arrangement that I can use but I was wondering what other side-pull calipers are available in this arrangement? The 600s are not quite up to the equipment level of the rest of the bike (all Campy NR). I am not limiting this to center-pivot or C&V-only, I would consider other alternatives, as long as they don't require frame modifications. Something like Campy Delta, for example, or other center-pull, or alternative cable arrangements - as long as I keep the RH-front brake lever. And, of course, the least dorky arrangement wins.
So, I'm asking for options?
Thanks - Jim